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Do your Canvas module sites meet ARU’s benchmark?

Published: 17 January 2020 at 12:27

As an integral part of our students’ learning experience, we need to ensure that the standard of all Canvas module sites meet ARU’s minimum requirements as agreed through consultation with faculties and relevant professional services.

Introduced in 2017/18, the requirements are reviewed each year to ensure that our use of Canvas continues to evolve to enhance students’ learning and meet their needs, whether learning on or off campus.  Previously accessed via MyAnglia, the current Canvas LMS Minimum Requirements (2018/19) are now available on the Heron together with the revised LMS Minimum Requirements 2020/21 version that are to be implemented for all Canvas module sites from September 2020.

Staff development
Anglia Learning and Teaching provides webinars, online ‘bitesize’ courses and resources to enable you to make the best use of Canvas for your students, whether you’re new to Canvas or an experienced user wanting to incorporate additional tools and functions.

Our popular Canvas Quick Wins online course will support you, whether a Module Leader or Tutor, to set up your module on Canvas as well as to enhance it, enabling you to meet and exceed the minimum requirements. Enrol as a student and you can gain CPD recognition for participation.

This trimester sees the launch of a new monthly webinar, ‘Introduction to Canvas New Quizzes’, led by Kate Outhwaite.  Kate will share practical guidance on how to use this new tool to enable assessment for as well as of your students’ learning.

Jason Williams continues to run his monthly webinar ‘Copyright in Higher Education and Canvas’ to ensure you have an up-to-date knowledge of the legal requirements in all media formats and to be able to make informed decision about what materials to use.

Says Kate Outhwaite: “At ARU, we recognise that all module tutors should have a sound working knowledge of Canvas in order to give our students access to the best possible learning experience. Alongside Faculty Learning Technologists and the University Library, Anglia Learning & Teaching offers a range of professional development opportunities from getting started in Canvas to using the more specialist functionalities in Canvas and related learning technology tools.”

Over the coming months we’ll be releasing more resources to support you when you come to prepare your 2020-21 Canvas courses, enabling you to meet - and also beat – ARU’s minimum requirements.

Read more about Canvas.